for May 16
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

    It’s 1,300 years later in Narnia, one year later in the world of the wardrobe, and an evil ruler now holds the domain under his control, with Caspian as the leader of the rebels.

    Diane Lane deserves credit here for looking like 40 miles of bad road as an FBI operative who monitors computer predators, those who try to set up meetings with innocent youngsters for nefarious purposes. She and her team stumble across a website in which a man is being tortured to death – the more who log on, the faster he dies. A standard serial killer film with a computer twist – Lane makes it – graphic but … well, ugly! Rated 18A.

  • 2. MAD MONEY:

    An odd little comedy in which Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton, and Katie Holmes play three under-employed women with money problems, who find a way to solve their financial problems – they will rob the most secure bank in the world. It’s a comedy, with some good lines – not a classic, but a fine enough diversion. Rated PG.


    Denzel Washington directs and stars, Oprah Winfrey produces, and the script is all based on fact. It’s a period piece in which an African American college in the South takes on Harvard University, the first time any such thing has happened. It’s a good story, it’s well done, but somehow, it all feels like an Oprah episode. Rated PG.

  • Rick´s Pick: The Great Debaters:

    Putting his money where his mouth is, late last year, Denzel Washington made a $1 million donation to Wiley College to re-establish its debating team.

Definitely the funniest movie of the early 60s, this one is a great treasure hunt that stars just about everyone from Milton Berle to Jimmy Durante to Jonathan Winters. Funny people, funny premise. A little dated, but still a hoot!
  • What Happens in Vegas

    Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher in an fairly pedestrian romantic comedy. Worthwhile when it comes out on DVD, not sure it’s worth a trip to the theatre.
  • Speed Racer

    Good-looking action film on the IMAX screen, but a pretty standard car racing movie with no new ground here.